Some 80,000 Syrian refugees have fled across the border into Jordan to escape the violence at home. And Jordan is struggling to keep up with the influx. The World’s Matthew Bell has been meeting with some of new arrivals.
The civil war in Libya left thousands of people dead. One year ago, a woman in Tripoli risked her life to talk with The World, to tell us what has happening. She was a bitter opponent of Colonel Gaddafi. What we didn’t know was that Hutaf Shanna was eight months pregnant.
Anchor Lisa Mullins talks with Jayne Thomas, the mother of dancer Rebecca Thomas, a crew member aboard the Costa Allegra. Ms. Thomas’ son was a crew member on the Costa Concordia when it ran aground last month.
Color-blind artist, Neil Harbisson, uses sounds to see colors. He’s able to do this using a a high-tech headset designed specifically for him.
Tunes spun on The World between our reports for February 28, 2012. Artists featured are: Etran Finatawa, Charanga Cakewalk, Jose Feliciano, Khaira Arby, Proem, Mocean Worker, Ali Farka Toure, Ry Cooder.
Nearly a year after the Fukushima disaster, a new report has found that the country was much closer to a bigger nuclear calamity than was known at the time.
Vladimir Putin is almost certain to become Russia’s President once again. But as The World’s Laura Lynch reports, there is growing disillusionment with Putin over his perceived corruption and abuse of authority.
Lisa Mullins talks with E. Benjamin Skinner about his investigation of conditions for Indonesian workers on foreign-chartered commercial fishing vessels in the seas off New Zealand.
In December, the Obama administration issued a policy aimed at promoting gay rights as human rights around the world. But in Liberia the policy may be having the opposing effect.
Between 1987 and 2005, Gambia had an emergency landing strip available to NASA. In their recent album, the nine-piece band Mdungu pays homage to Gambia’s brief ties with space.
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Guitarist and songwriter Jimi M’baye got his name from Jimi Hendrix. “I used to play tunes like ‘Hey Joe’ and ‘Crosstown Traffic’ when I first started,” Jimi (born Mamadou) told me [...]
Myanmar (Burma) is holding parliamentary elections in April, and there’s a feeling of palpable change in what was until recently among the most isolated countries on the planet.
A tight race is emerging in Senegal’s controversial presidential election between incumbent Abdoulaye Wade and former Prime Minister Macky Sall, unofficial results suggest.